Children have a naturally inquisitive mind. Foster their curiosity with a walk through an autumn field or park to answer age-old “why” questions. As you walk with your child, you can encourage them to ask questions.
By incorporating natural materials and the powers of observation, your child will become a backyard naturalist while building early writing and drawing skills!
Everyone's heard of taking a dog for a walk. But how about an illustration? This activity teaches emerging readers to use pictures as context clues.
Ask a child if they want to practice the alphabet and you'll likely get snubbed. But ask if they'd like to play letter detective? You might hook yourself a fish.
Let your child play with scissors! Put them to work, creating a book that will keep them busy, and help them practice their letters, too.
What if your child couldn't see the pictures of a picture book? In this activity, she'll listen to a story without looking at the images, and create her own.
This book-making activity is quick and easy, and it gives emerging readers insight into how a story's illustrations provide context clues.
Get your child thinking about time with this art project, where you'll create a fun book on his daily routine.